Bobcat introduces the loader radio remote control system, which enhances the capabilities of Bobcat skid-steer and compact track loaders with selectable joystick controls as well as Bobcat all-wheel-steer loaders, offering a simple solution for customers who want to operate their loader remotely.
Operators can start the loader engine, and operate the drive, lift, tilt and auxiliary hydraulic functions from approximately 1,500 feet away with the radio remote control transmitter. The system is usable for up to 15 hours on a rechargeable battery. Operators can use the system in various climate conditions and also easily switch between remote control mode and machine/direct control mode.
“The Bobcat loader remote control system is completely portable,” says Aaron Kleingartner, loader product specialist for Bobcat. “It can be quickly and easily transferred from one approved machine to the next within minutes. The addition of the radio remote control system does not prevent the machine to be able to be operated manually from the operating compartment.”
The remote control system option is designed for various markets, especially the military because of a military mandate that one third of all ground vehicles must be unmanned beginning in 2015. Other possible markets include shipping yards, nuclear power plants, foundries, mining, chemical plants, government, construction, agriculture and landscaping.
Verified by Aaron Kleingartner, loader product specialist for Bobcat.
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Range: 1,500 feet within the line of site only
Maximum machine travel speed: 6.2 mph
Installation time: Less than 30 minutes